For issues with the keyboard (the tool by which we enter text in apps), whether physical or virtual -- but "in" your device. Please use more specialized tags if they better apply to your issue: e.g. 'external-keyboard' or 'keyboard-shortcuts'

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
52 views

Bluetooth Keyboard doesn't display foreign language characters (ö, ä, ü) on Android

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K810), English keyboard layout, which I would like to use with my Android smartphone (LG G2). The pairing of the devices works fine, but I can't get it to display ...
3
votes
2answers
115 views

Associating a particular input method with a specific app

Is there a way to associate a particular input method with a specific app? For example, I'd like to always use the Hacker's Keyboard with the Terminal Emulator, while using SwiftKey for most other ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Lock screen error

I am using an android Jelly bean 4.0.1 LG mobile. It was working properly, but it locked due to time out and when i tried to unlock , i was unable to get the keyboard. i smashed at the pointer many ...
1
vote
3answers
8k views

Google Keyboard vs Android Keyboard (AOSP)

Is there a difference between Google Keyboard, which was recently release on the Play Store, and the Android Keyboard (AOSP) in the open source project? Update: I need the difference from a feature ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Keyboard crashes in Cyanogenmod 10 on GT p1000

Because of the incompatibility between cyanogenmod version and google apps pack : Android Keyboard keeps crashing --> I have no keyboard so I cannot download anything from Google Play The biggest ...
28
votes
11answers
51k views

How do I disable the “Select input method” Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Can I get rid of an unwanted acronym?

Apparently "ESCO" is an acronym for something, however "esco" is a quite common Italian word. For some reason the native keyboard seems to prefer the acronym to the word, usually having it as default, ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Help inputting words into Swype

On my old phone (still the Samsung galaxy s 3) I was somehow able to input the "words" 'c:' ';D' and other things like that with symbols at the beginning or end into its dictionary. That old phone ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How can I make my keyboard more responsive?

I've recently switched from my iPhone 3GS to this HTC Evo Design 4G (4.0.3) because I get free service on the latter phone, and my setup is coming together nicely for the most part, but I have one ...
9
votes
4answers
37k views

Is there any way to manually bring up the keyboard?

In most cases where the keyboard is needed, it pops up automatically. However, I am trying to play Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Webtiles on my tablet, and it does not bring up the keyboard. Is there any ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

Why does my keypad fails abruptly?

I use samsung galaxy y duos.And my samsung keypad fails abruptly at times.When I tap in the places where I need to give in the words,keypad appears but when I type in, the keypad works nice but there ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

How do I fix a hactic feedback that is too strong with swiftkey?

This is a little hard to describe. When NOT using Swiftkey, I can change the adjustment of my haptic vibration (therefore making it softer or harder). However, when my Swiftkey is turned on...its ...
20
votes
5answers
16k views

Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

Physical keyboard bindings?

I'm using an MK802 android device with 4.0.4 and an RC12 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo. I'm wondering if there is any way to bind specific keys on the keyboard to actions in android? Specifically it'd ...
1
vote
1answer
432 views

Android keyboard and remapping the CTRL key

I have an Samsung Galaxy 10.1 running Android version 4.1.2. I am using ssh to remotely connect to my main machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Once I am connected I do all my work in emacs 24.3. I ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Difficulties with the writing window

I have a new tablet Samsung Tab 3 My knowledge of the Android operating system is only rudimentary. But I can participate on forums and can write posts. But now my tablet is making trouble. While ...
1
vote
1answer
410 views

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
1
vote
1answer
352 views

Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
7
votes
7answers
6k views

Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
0
votes
0answers
92 views

My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support?

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
2
votes
3answers
23k views

How to clear my autocorrect's word history on S4 mini?

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 Mini from time to time, but now I have found that all their words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

How to disable multi-letters-per-key on multiling keyboard?

The keyboard on my dad's android suddenly switched to this layout where multiple letters are clumped on a single "key". I would like to disable this and return to the old & simple layout. What ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Do keyboard autocomplete suggestions get transferred?

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and was using AT&T as my network provider. I lost my Nexus phone and bought and a new Samsung Nexus Mini. When I installed Facebook and WhatsApp on my new ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Tactile keypad for nexus 5

I've got a new nexus 5 & I know it sounds odd but I just can't seem to find the option to switch to phonepad type keyboard for texting. Could someone please help me with it? edit I'm looking ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

How to quickly write an apostrophe with Swiftkey keyboard

In Swiftkey how do you right an apostrophe (') for words like "can't", "hasn't", or "the dog's bone"? Is there a way to do it without taking your finger off the keyboard and going to another menu? ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Dictionary predicts words with punctuation

Sometimes when I use the HTC Sense Input keyboard, I'll be swiping out words, and it'll put in a word with punctuation on the end. For instance, if I type out Am here (which is bad grammar) it ...
3
votes
1answer
86 views

Typing accented letters from physical keyboard

I use a SGH-i927 Captivate Glide (4.0.4 AT&T stock rom, rooted) which has a physical US-keyboard. I frequently type in my native language which uses letters with umlauts. I know the trick that ...
3
votes
1answer
352 views

Swap z and y keys on Xperia Mini Pro with Android 4.0

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a hardware keyboard, which has a German layout. I switched to US layout on the computer and would like to use that on the phone as well. Is there some way to change the ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo?

Undo/redo feature is generally provided by input box host app, but.. the way Android's input works, it can be provided universally for all input boxes. Is there a keyboard which has undo/redo feature? ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected

I use a Bluetooth keyboard with a variety of Android devices. Most versions of Android (below 4.2.2) when the external keyboard is connected the on-screen keyboard is still available. When I pair ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

Unable to turn off auto-correction on HTC one

I just received a HTC one. I cannot turn off the autocorrect for 'Word Prediction' (under prediction preference) in the > HTC Sense Input Setting > Advanced section. The words are gray colored and ...
0
votes
0answers
312 views

Android virtual keyboard pop-up issue on focus

We are using a web app (built for desktop) in Android tablet (Motorola ET1). Issue is that android soft keyboard is popping up whenever focus goes to a text box. On page load, focus is set to the ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard auto-types gibberish

My Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard has a life of it own. When I try to enter data, the keyboard runs past my input, and types gibberish. That means that the tablet is effectively neutralized. I can not ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Dictionary set i instead of I on Perfect keyboard app

I am using Perfect keyboard as my input method when typing, and I've done the mistake of adding 'i' to the English dictionary, so now whenever I am meant to type 'I', it will come out as 'i' instead, ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

how to get control-/ or control-_ to work

I'm using the Hacker's Keyboard, which provides extra keys such as control, alt, and so forth which are necessary when doing things like shell commands. I'm having an issue where I can't undo in ...
0
votes
0answers
188 views

android keyboard background

Can I change the background of my keyboard, such as using my own pictures as the background of the keyboard? I searched this for a long time but there's still no way to do that. I've download an app ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I relight my hardware keyboard?

I have an HTC chacha with a hardware keyboard. A nighttime reading app turned off the keyboard light long ago, but I don't remember which of the hundreds available it was. Is there anything I can ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Custom Input Method (keyboard) HTC One faded out

The installation of a custom input method, a keyboard on a HTC one is not working. "When I go to keyboards I see where to turn the IPA Keyboard off and on but it is faded out and when I try to turn it ...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

Custom Input Method (keyboard) HTC One faded out

The installation of a custom input method, a keyboard, on an HTC one is not working. When I go to keyboards I see where to turn the IPA Keyboard off and on, but it is faded out and when I try to turn ...
1
vote
0answers
639 views

Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android ...
11
votes
3answers
244 views

SwiftKey gets removed as input method after every update

Every time SwiftKey gets updated it is removed from the list of input methods. I don't remember having this problem before Android 4.4, but in the last few days SwiftKey had some updates and it just ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
2
votes
1answer
196 views

Why are my messages hidden under the keyboard in the Hangouts app?

Whenever I respond to an SMS or a gTalk/Hangouts message, it is hidden under the keyboard. Afterwards, if whomever I am talking with responds, their message is hidden further below. This is causing me ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Keyboard punctuation

I just updated my phone (Galaxy S3) and I don't like the new way auto prediction works, it keeps trying to predict the next word instead of giving me quick access to the punctuation. Does any one know ...
1
vote
0answers
529 views

Android / S3 (i9300/i9305) - Disable default keyboard pop-up at lock screen

After the 4.3 update, there is a default keyboard popping up at lock screen. Let me describe what I mean. When you opened up your phone pre-4.3, it displayed the lock screen. With no keyboard ...
0
votes
0answers
258 views

Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Set Default Keyboard without having to long hold text input? [duplicate]

So I have successfully installed a new keyboard and enabled it in settings > keyboard and languages. I have been able to set it to the default keyboard by doing a long press on an input field and ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Enable Hebrew Swipe Input

I noticed I can use (with my out of the box Nexus 4) swipe for.input in English but there does not seem to be a way to use swipe for Hebrew input. Am I missing a configuration option that enable this? ...
1
vote
1answer
305 views

Samsung note 3 keyboard shortcuts

Any keyboard shortcuts comparable to their windows counterparts on the note 3? Ex. Copy and paste ctrl-c and ctrl-p. Looking for a alternate way despite pressing and holding a field of text. Any ...